Duration: 4 hours

Language: Italian

Available: All year round from Monday to Sunday

Departure: Directly from the hotel

Arrival: Directly to the hotel

Means of transportation: Car or minivan

Grade of difficulty: Low

Tour type: art and history, culture and traditions, nature and gastronomy.

Tour description:

Ostuni is called the “white city” thanks to the famous and dazzling whitewashed houses. Is one of the most effervescent and interesting Apulian cities,

During our visit will be able to admire Piazza della Liberta (Liberty Plaza) the main plaza with the column of Saint Oronzo and the church of Saint Francesco an astonishing cathedral, some aristocratic palaces, the ancient walls and the city’s gates, the maze of white streets and a plateau where you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape with its secular olive trees that reach the coast line.

 

Ceglie Mesapica is considered the starting point of the Apulian gastronomy due to the famous restaurants and international cooking school. We will taste the delicious Ceglie Biscotto (an ancient biscotto made with almonds, that is a Slow Food product) and discover the old town. The ancient city gates, a plateau that faces the Itria Valley, the picturesque paths with whitewashed houses, the houses of nobility, the Ducale Castle (built by the Normans, restructured by the Swabia’s, Angioini and the Sanseverino family), the Collegiata church (with the paintings of Domenico Carella) and some other churches (San Domenico, San Gioacchino, San Rocco, etc.), the theatre. Our tour ends in the Plebiscito plaza and the clock tower.

The price includes:

  • Private car transfer with driver for half/all day (from 4/8 hours)
  • Professional tourist guide for half/ all day (from 4/8 hours)

Not included in the price:

  • Meals and tastings
  • Museum tickets and attractions: Inside Ostuni Cathedral (1 €)
  • All other voices not included in “ the price includes”

Some ideas for a different itinerary

We can extend or modify our tour with a meal in a local restaurant, a cooking lesson, wine tasting, cheese tasting, extra virgin olive oil tasting; visit the old town of Francavilla Fontana, Carovigno, San Vito dei Normanni and Mesagne, the medival hamlet of Oria, Grottaglie and its traditional ceramic objects, Manduria and the Messapico archeological park (a pre-roman community), the Museum and the winery of Primitivo di Manduria wine, Brindisi(the gateway of the East), Martina Franca(and the baroque palaces), the coast and natural parks, ancient and monumental olive trees , etc.